Tag: long-term care

A New Focus on Supports in Medicare – Supplemental Benefits 2020

Portrait of Dr. Joanne Lynn

By Joanne Lynn “Starting in 2020, we are going to be expanding that range of [Medicare Advantage] benefits…to include home modifications, home-delivered meals, and more.” — Alex Azar, Secretary of HHS [The Root of the Problem: America’s Social Determinants of Health, November 14, 2018, as prepared for delivery] Aha! Medicare leadership is awakening to the

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States Move to Chart a Path for More Reliable, Affordable LTSS

portraits of Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum

By Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum On May 4, 2018, the Michigan State Legislature voted to “just do it:” to assemble a group of experts to craft a blueprint for taking the Wolverine State deep into the future of Michigan’s age wave – all the way through the mid-21st century. Specifically, the language requires the

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It Takes YOUR Community Symposium

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On December 5, 2017 the “It Takes YOUR Community” symposium was hosted by Altarum’s Center for Elder Care & Advanced Illness in Washington, DC. This post provides an edited videocast of the event and the edited transcript with links to presentation slides as well as a Resource POD. The primary goal of this symposium was

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Nursing Homes and the Public Trust

Sarah Slocum portrait

by Sarah Slocum and Anne Montgomery Altarum Center for Eldercare & Advanced Illness Often — including every time we fly — we entrust our lives to others. A necessary precondition is that we have very high expectations of safety and quality. So while few of us have the training to assess an aircraft’s performance, we

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PACE Flexibility Provisions that Would Help Medicare-Only Beneficiaries

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A new analysis from The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness lays out the key regulatory flexibilities that are central to allowing a greater number of Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in PACE, and includes links to relevant regulatory and statutory policy. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a highly promising model

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CARE Documentary

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The Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness is proud to support CARE, a 65-minute documentary about the increasing importance of caregiving in our aging society; the passionate caregivers who often earn poverty wages; and the families who struggle to afford the care they desperately need. We hope you will join the CARE team in

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Seeing the Person in Advanced Illness: Two Current Federal Opportunities

Picture of Anne Montgomery

By Anne Montgomery In late July 2016, my friend Dan sent an email around to friends and colleagues. The subject line was “Uncomfortable news.” Opening it, we read about his diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Gently telling us there was no effective treatment and that he would not be seeking any, he said: “I will

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Innovations for the Elderly: Getting a Running Start on Real Reforms

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By Mark Dann and Anne Montgomery Tens of millions of us are going to live well into our 80s and 90s, a remarkable sign of progress and achievement that we can attribute to our public health and medical care systems. But as we age, we grow frailer. And at that point, we need a different,

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Finding the Center of Gravity for a Growing Movement

By Anne Montgomery and Josie Kalipeni, Caring Across Generations On November 14, 2016, six days after the election, Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness and Caring Across Generations (CAG) hosted a national forum: America CARES. As participants, we talked broadly about what voters signaled they wanted; what implications the election may have

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America CARES: An Emerging Consensus-Based Approach to Moving a Family-Focused Caregiving Agenda Forward

By CECAI and Caring Across Generations Staff Caring for others has become the defining issue of our time, and grows increasingly salient in political campaigns with each passing day. This emerged as the defining theme of a November 14th forum, “America CARES,” which was headlined by Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

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